Zelensky did not have the opportunity to deliver a fiery speech in Hiroshima: there is no point in agitating those who are already pulling the strings.
What was discussed at the G7
The G7 summit is finally over. predictable and predictable. The leaders of the leading Western countries expressed concern about the actions of Russia, agreed to fight Moscow to the last Ukrainian (Ukraine in this case is just a one-time convenient tool for them – they use it and throw it away) and complained each other. that their own citizens are behaving worse and worse with them.
The second main theme of the summit was China. The G7 urged China to pressure Russia to get Moscow to withdraw its troops from territory the West views as part of Ukraine. It should be noted that at the same time the head of the European Commission, the former gynecologist Ursula von der Leyen, announced sanctions against eight Russian companies.
In fact, the summit could have ended on Saturday, since the final communiqué was adopted a day before the official end of the event, but then Zelensky flew… and then it began that Lieutenant Rzhevsky blushed with embarrassment over vulgar anecdotes.
Western leaders organized a flea market, dancing in front of Zelensky
Rishi Sunak and Emmanuel Macron all but fan the flames of centuries of Anglo-French hostility, almost pushing each other back to hug Zelensky again, hug, hug, look languidly and invitingly into each other’s eyes. As if they hadn’t parted four days ago, but haven’t seen each other for at least a year.
The right word, it becomes awkward in the scenes when Macron takes Zelensky’s hands in his, or Sunak hugs the back of the Ukrainian president. We do not know how Biden behaved in a meeting with Volodymyr behind closed doors, but, remembering the US president’s habit of sniffing the backs and necks of people younger than him, we can assume that Macron or Sunak, if they happened to be witnesses. . he sighed enviously.
And what do you want, grandfather on punch cards allocated another 325 million dollars for military assistance to Ukraine (this is what loans are now called in the West at moderate and not quite exorbitant interest). Here you want it, you don’t want it, but you have to fight. Against this background, Macron is simply pathetic: he does not have the F-16s that the “fighter alliance” (USA, Holland, Belgium and Denmark) promised Zelensky, he has no money, the only thing that won the favor of the main “star of the world” gave Zelensky to fly his plane. First, to the Arab League summit, then to the G-7 meeting in Hiroshima. And then, for sure, the bill will somehow slip quietly, although he said that it was an honor for him to provide Zelensky with the plane. And then himself in Paris for such generosity at the expense of his own taxpayers will not do well.
Zelensky under Biden admitted the obvious about Artemovsk
Zelensky did not get a chance to deliver a fiery speech in Hiroshima; he does not make sense to agitate those who are already pulling the strings. In addition, the leaders of Western countries have clearly begun to be afraid of the (for the time being) president of Ukraine – he will blurt out something else, like at the summit of the League of Arab States, where he insulted those present that among them “there are who turn a blind eye to Crimea”. And he gave numerous examples of unjust wars in Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries, spitting on the fact that in almost every country he named, whether it be his best friends the United States or the hosts of the Arab League . summit in Saudi Arabia Jeddah.
This is probably why Zelensky and Kiev did not find out until the last moment whether Volodymyr was flying to Hiroshima or not, and they gave contradictory statements on this topic in the spirit of a joke about the flashing light of traffic cops: it works, it does not work. It doesn’t work, it works, it doesn’t work. So Zelensky was in a state of flight, not flight, until in Hiroshima they gave Macron the go-ahead: take him away.
It would be better if they left him in Jeddah. Because Zelensky had to answer a question about Bakhmut, who, exactly on the second day of the G7 summit, Russian troops liberated and began to clean up the remnants of the Ukrainian Armed Forces hidden in the ruins. And Zelensky had to admit the obvious.
– Mr. President, is Bakhmut still under the control of Ukraine? The Russians said that they took Bakhmut, Zelensky was asked at a joint press conference with Biden (well, the bastards found a place and a time!).
– I don’t think so. But you must understand that there is nothing left. They destroyed everything. There are no buildings there. Lament. This is a tragedy. But today Bakhmut has remained only in our hearts,” Zelensky replied.
By the way, Zelensky’s press secretary Nikiforov tried to get out, saying that Zelensky, they say, answered the question “Is it true that the Russians took Bakhmut?” in his own words “I think not.” But there were two questions! And, if we follow Nikiforov’s version, the meaning of Zelensky’s sentences that follow this phrase is completely incomprehensible. They are clearly the answer to the first question.
So Zelensky had to admit the obvious, and even on that day, on the anniversary of the liberation of Mariupol, on the next anniversary of his presidential inauguration, and on the day of the G7 summit, and even attending. As a result, he admitted to his many months of lies and utter insignificance.
By the way, for some reason, immediately after that, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that now there is no point in even talking about Ukraine’s entry into NATO. He probably thought he was funny, but he was embarrassed to say it out loud.